Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Berkshire Hathaway
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol NYSE: BRK.B)
Headquartered in: 
Nebraska
Major Industry: 
diversified
Specific Industry: 
diversified
Penalty total since 2000: 
$537,018,993
Number of records: 
2,945
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$225,255,933177
financial offenses$113,816,2818
competition-related offenses$100,870,5004
safety-related offenses$63,767,2552,648
employment-related offenses$16,457,85852
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$225,255,933177
energy market violation$100,690,5003
investor protection violation$72,896,0002
accounting fraud or deficiencies$36,700,0002
motor vehicle safety violation$35,051,7924
Notes: 

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

Links: 

For more details on misconduct by this company, see its entry in the Project On Government Oversight's Federal Contractor Misconduct Database.

Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.

For an overview of assistance this company is receiving under the CARES Act, see its Covid Stimulus Watch summary page here.


Individual Penalty Records:

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BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,775
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,775
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,775
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,775
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,775
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,775
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,775
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,775
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,775
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,775
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,775
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,775
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,775
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,775
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,775
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,775
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,775
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,775
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,775
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,775
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,775
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,775
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,775
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,775
SOUTHWEST UNITED INDUSTRIES INC aviation safety violation 2011 FAA $5,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $5,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2014 FRA $5,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,800
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $5,800
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2016 FRA $5,800
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,800
CMH MANUFACTURING, INC. DBA SHULT PLAINVILLE workplace safety or health violation 2006 OSHA $5,800
SOS METALS MIDWEST, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $5,800
RUSSELL BRANDS LLC workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $5,800
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,815
Wells Lamont Corporation labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $5,816
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2003 FRA $5,820
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $5,825
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,825
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,825
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,825
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,825
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,825
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,825
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,825
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,825
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,825
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $5,825
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2004 FRA $5,827
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2009 FRA $5,830
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,835
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,835
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,835
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,835
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,835
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,835
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,835
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,835
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,835
PCC AIRFOILS, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $5,835
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,840
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2013 FRA $5,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,850
BNSF Suburban Operations railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2005 FRA $5,850
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,850
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,850
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,850
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,850
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,850
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,850
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,850
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,850
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,850
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2018 FRA $5,850
SEE'S CANDY SHOPS INC workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $5,850
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2006 FRA $5,856
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,865
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY railroad safety violation 2017 FRA $5,873
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2010 FRA $5,875
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2012 FRA $5,875
BNSF Railway Company railroad safety violation 2015 FRA $5,875
BRITTAIN MACHINE INC. workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $5,891
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